Sporting Life, Graphis. 2002
Sporting Life is a collection of pages from Walter Iooss's journal. Part travelogue and part memoir, this artistic diary weaves over 150 photos and illustrations, newspaper clippings, and handwritten thoughts into visually arresting collages to chronicle his life and behind-the-scenes work. The photographer's words frame photographs of his most famous subjects, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali, Anna Kournikova, Heidi Klum, Arnold Palmer, and Mark McGwire, many of which are printed here for the first time. In his 40-year career, Iooss has covered major sporting events and taken countless portraits of top personalities. For the past 20 years he's photographed top models for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, an assignment he calls "probably the best single assignment for an American photographer."